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Old 05-10-2010, 03:08 AM   #1
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Default House Spirits distillery tour in portland

I am going to this small distillery in Portland, OR for a tour and was wondering if any other members in the Oregon area want to come along. They are a micro distillery that produces rum as well as a list of other things. If you are interested in coming along let me know.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
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When are you going? I live nearby House Spirits and have been there before, but I never mind going back and would be happy to accompany another rum drinker!
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was thinking this saturday or sunday (may 15th or 16th)
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:55 AM   #4
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Please say hello to the usual suspects at House. It is encouraging to see a small distillery thriving in these difficult times.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:43 AM   #5
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Do they do tours on weekday evenings?? I'd like to go as I am in PDX during the week.


If they will let you Portland rum-raggamuffins in the door I will be doing a vodka tasting with the Crater Lake line at the Portland University Club this Thursday evening. I'll have some rum stashed.
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I can ask and see if they are willing to do a special evening tour and tasting. I would guess if we can get a reasonable group together they would.
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IF this works out OK then I would be willing to try to set up a visit to the rogue distillery for june or july as well.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:54 PM   #8
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I visited HS in late January. Small but impressive operation. One of the distillers, Matt Mount, gave me the tour.

I tried the rum, which was released last September and is already all sold (except for a small amount kept at the distillery). It's unusual in that it's made from refined sugar. The only other one I know of that's made from sugar is Charbay from California. The House Spirit rum was aged 14 months in new, charred American oak. It was nice, smooth with a brown sugar thing going on, but not particularly complex. Matt informed me that the next rum will spend two years in second hand bourbon barrels; I'm hoping to try some of that, but I expect it will be a while before it's bottled.
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I havent heard back from Matt yet but last time it took a week or two for him to get back to me. On the rum front his last email said they planned to make a white rum this summer.
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old mill rum and crater lake vodka(s) tasting friday evening at the Uptown Liquor Store on 23rd, 4-7
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